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Belated Return Section 139(4) – Complete Details. Filing of Income Tax Return after Due Date. Find Everything you want to know about Belated return. If the person fails to file the return of income within the time-limit prescribed in this regard, then as per section 139(4) he can file a belated return. A belated return can be filed within one year from the end of the relevant assessment year or before completion of assessment, whichever is earlier. Hi Friends Find Complete Details Related to Belated Return – Section 139(4) like – Brief info of Belated Return, due dates for filing of return of income, Consequences arising due to belated return etc. Now you can scroll down below and check full details regarding “Belated Return Section 139(4) – Complete Details”

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Belated Return Section 139(4) – Complete Details

Belated Return - Section 139(4) - Complete Details

As per the provisions of section 139(1), it is compulsory for every assessee to file a return of income or loss for every previous year on or before the due date prescribed , if their income exceeds basic exemption limit.
And the due dates for filing of return of income are as under :

Belated Return Section 139(4) Due Dates

Sr. No. Status of the taxpayer Due date
1 Any company other than a company who is required to furnish a report in Form No. 3CEB under section 92E (i.e. other than covered in 2 below) September 30 of the assessment year
2 Any person (may be corporate/non-corporate) who is required to furnish a report in Form No. 3CEB under section 92E November 30 of the assessment year
3 Any person (other than a company) whose accounts are to be audited under the Income-tax Law or under any other law September 30 of the assessment year
4 A working partner of a firm whose accounts are required to be audited under this Act or under any other law September 30 of the assessment year
5 Any other assessee July 31 of the assessment year

If the tax payer has not filed the return then the tax payer receives a notice of enquiry under section 142(1) or notice of Escaping income under section 148. In such case he should file the return within the date specified in the notice.

If the assessee is failed to furnish the return of income within the time allowed to him under section139(1) or within the time allowed through the notice issued under section 142(1) can furnish their return for any previous year. This return is called as “belated return”. And this can be filed

(1) On any day Before the expiry of one year from the end of the relevant assessment year

Or

(2) On any day Before the completion of the assessment year.
Which ever is Earlier

There is no much difference in the process of filing Income Tax return within the due date and after the due date. One just needs to mention in ITR form that it is a belated return under 139(4). While filing the ITR, select the return filed section code as “12” in the tax return form.

Consequences arising due to belated return :

(1) Once a belated return is filed then it can’t be revised further.

(2) Assessee cannot carry forward the losses incurred during the head under ‘Capital Gains’ or ‘Profits and Gains of Business/ Profession’

(3) Assessee may have to pay interest under section 234A @ 1% per month or part thereof of delay in filing the return.

(4) If the assessee is eligible for refund and interest on that refund then he won’t be able to receive the interest on the refundable amount.

(5) If the return is filed one year after the end of the financial year, then the income tax officer can levy a penalty up to Rs. 5,000 for the delay.

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